Notable Neighborhood

Notable and famous people come from nearly every town in the world. Sure, you likely know some famous people in your area, but most people don't know anyone just outside that area. Now, Topi Tjukanov has gone ahead and made an interactive map letting you zoom in and out to see all the famous people from any area.

Using data from Morgane Laouenan et al., the map is showing birthplaces of the most "notable people" around the world. Data has been processed to show only one person for each unique geographic location with the highest notability rank.

The map interacts like Google Earth and is simple to navigate. You can even filter the data to show people only from a specific category. It's a fun site to play with and you can try it out here.